Syntune raises $7.1 million in Round B News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment Single-chip tunable lasers and transmitters specialist Syntune AB has closed a second round of financing valued at $7.1 million almost three years after its financing round that raised about $6 million.
DVR board suits design for extreme sports environments, surveillance and more Design How-To 8/31/2007 Post a comment Designing a DVR? For many applications, a board-level video recording system proves easier and faster than designing from scratch, says Fast Forward Video. Here are three examples of how clients have customized their DVR boards to create specialized sports broadcasting devices such as helmet-cams, and to design unattended surveillance systems.
Boeing to build Ares upper stage News & Analysis 8/28/2007 Post a comment Boeing Co.'s Space Exploration group walked away with one of the last chances to win a major contract in NASA's Constellation program to provide a follow-on to the Space Shuttle.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 1 Design How-To 8/15/2007 1 comment If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at the feasibility of implementing a 3G multi-carrier transceiver, and what the performance of the major subsystem needs to be.
Debate surfaces over Express 3.0 plan News & Analysis 8/10/2007 Post a comment A debate was surfaced around some of the technical decisions including the targeting of 8 GigaTransfers/second maximum throughput and use of linear Decision Feedback Equalization in the draft specification for PCI Express 3.0 within hours of when first details of the draft spec were announced.
Emulex, Qlogic tip 8G Fibre Channel products News & Analysis 8/9/2007 Post a comment Both Emulex Corp. and QLogic Corp. announced prototype chips and cards supporting the 8Gbit/second version of Fibre Channel expected to roll out in storage networks starting next year, doubling throughput of today's 4 Gbit/s nets.
Embedded developers should embrace FPGAs Design How-To 8/9/2007 Post a comment The use of FPGA devices is a driving factor in the success of using software to reduce hardware complexity. The technique also provides an open-ended flexibility that comes from transferring the controlling elements of a design into programmable space.
Updated: Next-gen PCI Express aims at 8 Gbits/s News & Analysis 8/8/2007 Post a comment The PCI Special Interest Group has set 8 GigaTransfers/second as the bit rate for the next generation of the PCI Express interconnect, following a lively debate that has stretched over several months as to whether 8 or 10 GT/s was the right step for the 3.0 version of the interconnect introduced in 2003 and now broadly used in PCs.
Mirics closes B round at $12 million News & Analysis 8/7/2007 Post a comment Mirics Semiconductor, the fabless RF and mixed-signal startup that has developed a single-chip tuner for all currently used broadcast standards, has added a further $2 million to its recently announced Series B funding, closing the round at $12 million.
Restorer corrects digital video signals to original HDMI specs Product News 8/6/2007 Post a comment Honeywell announced it has expanded its A/V cabling and accessories line to include a dynamic, self-monitoring restorer that helps to prevent incoming signal loss on HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cables running up to 100 feet between an HDMI-capable source, such as a digital-cable set-top box, DTV tuner, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, and a home theater display.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...